The mission of Heartly House is to end domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse and to provide supportive services to victims and survivors of such. While most of our clients are survivors of domestic violence, more than one-third are sexual violence survivors.
I voted for President Trump twice because of the policies that he advocated and had enacted. However, his complete escape from reality and lack of respect for the American electoral process has made him a pariah in my eyes.
Nearly 20 years ago, terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon in the largest terrorist attack on our country. It has long been suspected that their fourth target was the U.S. Capitol.
One of the bright spots locally in the midst of the health and economic challenges of the current pandemic is the support of our community for Frederick’s small businesses. Right from the beginning, area residents made the choice to buy local: supporting local shops, food and craft beverage …
After the insurrection last week at our Capitol, we clearly need to reunite our country. Some in Washington are saying that we should not impeach the president for his role in inciting the riot, because it will divide our nation. I respectfully disagree.
As citizen legislators, most of us have employment outside of being members of the Maryland General Assembly. In addition to serving as a state senator, I serve as chief of staff for a member of Congress. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, I witnessed the horrifying and heartbreaking events that took pla…
Mr. Harry Carnes’ Jan. 5 letter to the editor (Next education secretary must look beyond public schools to fix problems) offered an argument for the necessity of investment in pre-K through 12 education. He reasons that failing schools should not be funded and caring parents should be given …
The response to the coronavirus is wrong, given our history. We have had other pan- or epi-demics in our country and never completely was the country shut down. After the cause of those “demics” was known, procedures were established that everyone needed to follow to avoid getting the diseas…
I read the letter in the paper ("An open letter to the US Postal Service" on Jan. 4) about a package not being delivered and found it interesting. My question is why can the post office seem to deliver junk mail but cannot seem to deliver what the people need? For instance, bills so people c…
At one time, I thought the U.S. Postal Service was the best in the world. You could drop a first-class letter in a mailbox going to a remote village in Alaska, or to a service person on Okinawa and expect the letter to arrive in a reasonable amount of time.
I am not usually concerned about the health of the democracy in which we live, but recent events of the past two months have caused me to be very wary of where our county is headed.
I wanted to respond to Harry Carnes’ Jan. 5 letter about the nomination of Miguel Cardona for Secretary of Education. I, too, believe that Mr. Cardona and the incoming Biden administration bode well for public education, but my reasoning differs.
It has been more than a week since Alderman Ben MacShane's astonishing accusation against Alderman Roger Wilson. What is surprising is that the following week brought public pledges of future investigation and suggestions that new policy and legislation are needed.
I have been a patron of the News-Post for many years now. The free press is one of the greatest institutions of the United States, and you, your fellow editors, and writers have done a commendable job, especially doing Donald Trump's presidency when truth and evidence are openly mocked and derided.
Frederick officials just can’t seem to resist wasting taxpayer money during these hard economic times to prove they are woke bona fides. In December, the mayor aldermen approved the payment of up to $100,000 to workplace diversity experts to indoctrinate city employees with a new social just…
I was very grateful to see the article about the first responders receiving their COVID vaccinations. I am hopeful that we will continue to see regular coverage of our county health department, and also the progress of vaccine distribution in the local area.
During this holiday season, the U.S. Postal Service has once again proven how inefficient and disorganized it is. While I understand that COVID has put pressure on the system due to lack of opportunity for many to shop or travel and because of employee absence, some delays and disruptions we…
In the Dec. 31 Frederick News-Post editorial “Push developers for more school funding” about proposed new-home construction fees, Frederick County Councilman Steve McKay is quoted as saying the fees are for higher-end homes and he implies that the increase in fees will not affect the lower e…
- No time to waste on COVID relief from Annapolis
- Frederick should skip diversity and inclusion training
- Medication remains in USPS limbo for weeks
- Call it what it was: domestic terrorism
- Time to investigate issues with post office
- State leaders must demonstrate bipartisan leadership to restore peace
- Unfair handling of allegations against alderman
- Maryland legislators: Don’t raise advertising costs for businesses
- A dark day for America
- USPS debacle on display this holiday
How timely for Mayor Michael O'Connor. Days before Alderman Roger Wilson's campaign announcement to run for mayor, Alderman Ben MacShane posted on Facebook unsubstantiated allegations of inappropriate engagement with the community against Mr. Wilson.
Following the News-Post's articles concerning possible improper city official behavior issues, I have some thoughts to express. Specifically, I have not seen privacy issues addressed. The following is one such example.
Remington Gregg writes ("Canceling student debt would narrow the racial wealth gap and stimulate our economy," Dec. 26) that the federal government should cancel the $1.37 billion student loan debt “to help close the racial wealth gap.” I suggest that said debt be canceled simply because col…
President-elect Joe Biden's nomination of Miguel Cardona as the new Secretary of Education provides a glimmer of hope for improving education results for minorities and the poor. He is supposedly a strong supporter of public education, but he also appears to have an independent streak.
What a delightful story in the Frederick News-Post on Dec. 17 about 10-year-old Savannah Dahan (A 'Savvy' star: From 'Little Big Shots' to a national Hallmark commercial, Frederick's Savannah Dahan has had quite the year).
The Interstate 495, Intestate 270 Managed Lanes Project will not be a long-term solution for the massive congestion on the I-270 corridor. Serving only wealthy professionals, it is hardly equitable for most commuters.
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